acceleration lane

noun

Definition of acceleration lane

: a speed change area or lane consisting of added pavement at the edge of through traffic lanes to permit vehicles to accelerate before merging with the through-traffic flow — compare deceleration lane

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First Known Use of acceleration lane

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Acceleration lane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acceleration%20lane. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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